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Jan 8, 2005 08:42 PM

Peeling shrimp

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I did a search on this, but did not find the answer to my ?, so please bear with me if it has been previously covered. For New Years Eve, I cooked honey ginger shrimp, from a recipe I have used several times with great success. This time, however, the shrimp were virtually impossible to peel, and it was a real pain, even though the payoff was yummy, lol. Any ideas as to why this happened? I bake the shrimp in the oven for about 1/2 hour in the marinade and then drain them and broil them for a few minutes at the end - the only thing that I may have done differently than previous times was bake them a few mins less than other times, as I was in a hurry. I bought the same brand of shrimp as usual too - maybe just a different batch? I truly do not want to have this happen again, as it was not nearly the dish it usually is, and very disappointing.

TIA :o)

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  1. maybe you didn't cook them long enough?

    rather than peeling them, try eating them whole with the shell. shrimp shells are delicious (one of my most favorite things to eat) and i've heard can help lower your cholesterol.

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    1. re: rebs

      I was more than willing to eat the shell, however I was with some rather non adventurous souls, and they were not able to fathom that idea. Ah well, maybe next time!!